Clogged Sewer Lines

Chances are, your sewer lines will stay out of sight and out of mind until a clog leaves a mess in your home. At Gopher Sewer & Drain, we help unclog residential sewer lines throughout Minneapolis and beyond, bringing homeowners peace of mind 24/7.

Expert Clogged Sewer Line Services in Minneapolis

Your main sewer line is the pipe that collects all of your household’s waste and sends it packing towards the city sewer. Issues resulting from obstructions inside these pipes can only be solved through expert clogged sewer line services. Our team can help. We offer a wide range of services for your clogged sewer line, including:

  • Drain Snaking: Clog in your sewer pipe? By snaking your drains we can flush most clogs of hair, grease, waste or debris back where they belong.
  • Sewer Line Camera Inspections: We offer state of the art camera inspection services to visualize clogs and pipe damage.
  • Hydro Jetting: For tough clogs and build up, or if tree roots have taken over your pipes, our Hydro Jet will quickly and effectively resolve the problem.

We use the most up-to-date snaking equipment to ensure the best possible outcome. Plus, when it comes to sewer line clogs, our team of professionals has seen it all.

Do I Have a Clogged Sewer Line?

Although you can’t visually see a clog in your sewer line, there are some signs you should look out for such as:

  • Gurgling noises coming from your toilet when flushed, or from your drains
  • Slow running drains even after attempting to clear them
  • Simultaneous clogs or backups throughout your home such as in your sink, shower and toilet
  • Toilet bubbling when you turn on the sink

If you suspect a sewer line blockage, now’s the time to reach out for help. Allowing the clog to go untreated may cause disastrous wastewater overflows into your home.

Call On Gopher Sewer & Drain for All Your Sewer Line Needs

Gopher Sewer & Drain offers 24/7 service for plumbing emergencies as well as free estimates for other concerns. If you believe you have a clogged sewer line, give us a call at 612-424-2205 or send us a message today.

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What Our Customers Say

“I called Gopher Sewer & Drain to clean out my clogged sewer. They came quickly and cleaned out over 3 lbs of tree roots. They were very careful of my carpet in my basement, cleaned up everything and took it all away. I will call them again when I have a problem.”

Nicole, Richfield, MN

"Pedro responded quickly and did a thorough and effective job resolving our clogged drains. We had a different plumber out to fix the same problem a few weeks earlier. That plumber snaked the drain, and that helped for a short time. Pedro soon figured out that the line from the kitchen was majorly clogged from years of use, and it had to be blasted with water. Simply snaking it was a waste of time. He also replaced a smaller line with a larger one. The amount of gunk he cleaned out was amazing. The money spent on the first plumber was a complete waste. Gopher wasn't cheap, but I feel like Pedro correctly diagnosed and fixed the problem.

Thomas, Roseville, MN
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FAQs on Main Sewer Line Services

What causes the main sewer line to clog?

There are multiple things that can cause a main line to clog. It could be a damaged or dipped line, or build up of toilet paper, feminine products, wipes, and tree roots. 

What to do when the main sewer line is clogged?

Call us immediately to unclog your main drain. Try not to use any water in your home to avoid further sewage backup until we can remediate the problem. 

Where is the main sewer line?

The main sewer line is the horizontal pipe that runs from your home to the city sewer line in the street. All of your interior lines eventually connect up to this sewer line. If you are unsure of where your line is located you can check with previous homeowners or the city for a specific map of your property. If you are able to locate the clean out (a pipe with a special cap that is the principal access point to your sewer line) you can get an idea of where your sewer line starts. Here in Minnesota the clean outs are usually located in your basement, or alternatively a bathroom or utility area. 

How to clear a main sewer line clog?

To address a main drain clog it is best to call our professional, trained drain technicians out to your home. We will utilize heavy duty cable machines and select the appropriate sized blades to clear the line. Our cable snakes and blades will punch through clogs and get the drain functioning property in no time. Alternatively, if the problem is severe, we can use a high powered hydro jet to scour out your line and leave it like new. 

How much does it cost to clear a main sewer line?

We charge $219 to clear a main sewer line. That covers the first hour and up to 100 feet, which typically gets the job done. If the clog is severe and requires additional time our hourly rate kicks in at $60/hour. We often run coupons and discounts, check our website or Facebook for these cost saving promotions.

How to keep sewer lines clean?

The most important thing you can do to keep a sewer line clean is to refrain from flushing anything down your drains other than water and toilet paper. Paper towels, wipes (even “flushable”), and feminine hygiene products should NEVER be flushed down your toilet. Have your line cleared yearly or bi-yearly depending on your set up. Purchase a drain cleaning solution, such as RootX, to keep your lines free of roots longer.